Mini-Med I | Mini-Med III

Mini-Med I

Fall 2014 Session: September 23 – November 11

Time: Tuesday evenings, 7-9 p.m.

September 23

Pathology in the Era of Genomics
Erin Rubin, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology
Division of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology

Mysterious and Lethal: 
A look at Ebola’s past, present, and future 
Steven J. Lawrence, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Associate Director of Emergency Response Training, 
Midwest Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and
Emerging Infectious Diseases Research

September 30

Soup of Letters: Viral Hepatitis from A to E
Mauricio Lisker-Melman, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
Director of Hepatology Program

Emergency Medicine: The Real ER
Cynthia A. Wichelman, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine 
Course Director, Mini-Medical School


Asthma, the Great Impostor 
with patient presentation
Mario Castro, MD, MPH
Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Pulmonary and
Critical Care Medicine
Director, Asthma and Airway Translational Research Center

Climbing Mt. Everest for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Gosia Borchardt, CRNA
Certified Nurse Anesthetist, BJC

October 14

The Impact of Health Care Reform on BJC
and Medical Education

Richard J. Liekweg, MBA
President of Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish 
West County Hospital

Kidney Stones: 
Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Robert S. Figenshau, MD
Taylor Family & Ralph V. Clayman Professor of Surgery Division of Urology

October 21 (7-9:30pm)

High-Tech Minimally Invasive Surgery
L. Michael Brunt, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Suture Lab: Surgery Techniques and Laparoscopic Simulation

October 28

Am I Losing My Memory? 
A Primer on Alzheimer’s Disease 

John C. Morris, MD
Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Foundation Distinguished
Professor of Neurology Director, Center for Aging

Driving Ms. Daisy: 
Medical Fitness Needed to Drive

David B. Carr, MD
Professor of Medicine and Neurology
Clinical Director, Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science
Medical Director, The Rehabilitation Institute & Parc Provence

November 4

Update on Multiple Myeloma, 
with patient presentation

Michael H. Tomasson, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Genetics
Division of Oncology

Keeping the Beat: 
Restoring Rhythms of the Heart

Phillip S. Cuculich, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Cardiac Bioelectricity and
Arrhythmia Center

November 11

Medical and Surgical Ethics: Tough Issues
Ira J. Kodner, MD
Professor Emeritus of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Graduation and Reception

Mini-Med III

Fall 2014 Session: September 25 – November 13

Time: Thursday evenings, 7-9 p.m.

September 25

Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids
Michael Valente, PhD
Professor of Otolaryngology and Audiology and
Communication Sciences
Director of Adult Audiology

Cochlear Implants
Timothy E. Hullar, MD
Professor of Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery 
Dept. of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery

October 2

David B. Clifford, MD
Melba and Forest Seay Professor of Clinical 
Neuropharmacology in Neurology
Director, AIDS Clinical Trials Unit

Cerebral Palsy
Janice E. Brunstrom-Hernandez, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Neurology Cerebral Palsy Center

October 9

Movement Disorders:
1. Parkinson’s Disease
2. Dystonia

Joel S. Perlmutter, MD
Elliot H. Stein Family Chair in Neurology
Professor of Radiology and of Physical Therapy
Head of Movement Disorders

October 16

Multiple Sclerosis
Anne H. Cross, MD
Manny and Rosalyn Rosenthal – Dr. John Trotter 
Multiple Sclerosis Chair in Neuroimmuniology
Professor of Neurology
Director, John L. Trotter Multiple Sclerosis Center

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: 
Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Alexandra Gutierrez, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program

October 23

Sickle Cell Disease
Morey A. Blinder, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology

Lung Transplantation
Bryan F. Meyers, MD, MPH
Patrick and Joy Williamson Professor of Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief, Section of Thoracic Surgery

October 30

1. Meningioma
2. Arteriovenous Malformation

Ralph G. Dacey, Jr., MD
Henry G. and Edith R. Schwartz Professor and
Chairman of Neurosurgery

November 6

1. Rheumatoid Arthritis
2. Sjogren’s Syndrome

Richard Brasington, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology 
Director of Clinical Rheumatology

November 13

Cosmetic Surgery
Terrence M. Myckatyn, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Graduation and Reception